To prepare for this potential situation, you should have on hand:
alcohol-based hand sanitizer
household cleaning products
regular detergents for washing dishes and doing laundry
fever-reducing medications, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen
this includes products for children if you are a parent or caregiver
plastic garbage bags for containing soiled tissues and other waste
household bleach for creating a solution of 1 part bleach to 9 parts water to disinfect surfacesIf you, yourself, become ill, stay home until you are no longer showing symptoms. Employers should not require a sick leave note as that will put added pressure on limited health care services.Your plan should include shopping for supplies that you should have on hand at all times. This will ensure you do not need to leave your home while you are sick or busy caring for an ill family member.Your plan should build on the kits you have prepared for other potential emergencies. For more information on how to prepare yourself and your family in the event of an emergency, please visit GetPrepared.ca.
Refill your prescriptions now so that you do not have to go to a busy pharmacy if you do become sick. Consider seeing your health care provider to renew your prescriptions ahead of time.At this time, it makes sense to fill your cupboards with non-perishable food items, so that you do not need to go shopping if you become sick.It is easier on the supply chain if people gradually build up their household stores instead of making large-scale purchases all at once. To do this, you can add a few extra items to your grocery cart every time you shop. Good options are easy-to-prepare foods like:
dried pasta and sauce
prepared canned soups
canned vegetables and beans
It is also a good idea to have extra stores of:
feminine hygiene products
diapers (if you have children who use them)
The reason for stocking up on these items is not necessarily because you will need to self-isolate. Having these supplies on hand will ensure you do not need to leave your home at the peak of the outbreak or if you become ill.
After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.
The Justice Centre is pleased to announce that Crown prosecutors have entered a stay of proceedings against an Ontario woman who was ticketed and fined $6,255 for not staying in a quarantine hotel upon her arrival into Canada.
The Ontario woman (who prefers to remain anonymous) was returning to Canada after a visit to New York on August 3, 2021. She suffers from chronic pain syndrome, which sometimes requires the assistance of a wheelchair and the assistance of friends and family for her personal care. Prior to her departure for New York, her chronic pain worsened and had not subsided by the time she returned to the Canadian border.
This Ontario woman was therefore not able to quarantine in any of the quarantine hotels designated by the Government of Canada. Quarantine regulations prohibited Canadians from returning directly to their own homes upon returning to Canada and required Canadians to pay out-of-pocket for a three-day hotel stay. Instead, she had made alternative arrangements to quarantine for 14 days in a separate area of her home, with the assistance of her mother. She believed she had established the safest quarantine plan–one that would prevent her from contracting or transmitting Covid. Her traveller intake form at the Canadian border indicated that she had established a suitable alternative quarantine plan.
For not staying in a government-designated quarantine location, she was ticketed and fined $6,255.
Lawyer Charlene Le Beau argued that her client should have qualified for a medical exemption under the Order in Council in effect at the time, and that, because she had established a suitable quarantine plan, the ticket should be dropped. Further, Ms. Le Beau also pointed out that 25 months had elapsed between the time the ticket had been issued and the trial date, and that this was an “unreasonable delay,” pursuant to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Section 11(b) of the Charter states that “[a]ny persons charged with an offence has the right to be tried within a reasonable time.”
Crown prosecutors entered a stay of proceedings, and the ticket and fine have been dropped.
Ms. Le Beau, a lawyer in the Justice Centre litigation network, stated, “The right to be tried for a charge within a reasonable time is a fundamental principle of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and a trial 25 months after the date of a charge would not have been reasonable.”
John Carpay, President of the Justice Centre, stated, “We are happy that justice has been achieved in this particular case, even if it took too long. However, this victory does not undo the damage which the federal government inflicted on thousands of Canadians through its dangerous and utterly unscientific policy of locking Canadians up in prison hotels, thereby causing more contact and more interactions with more people.”
There is an old expression: “Success has a thousand fathers but failure is always an orphan.”
It’s a spin on Tacitus: “This is an unfair thing about war: victory is claimed by all, failure to one alone.”
We can judge the results of the pandemic response, then, by the number of people who claim it as their own. So far the answer seems to be: none.
These days, if you listen to the rhetoric, you would think that absolutely no one forced anyone to do anything, not even take the jab. There were no mask mandates. No one was ever locked down. There were some mistakes, sure, but those came only from doing the best we could with the knowledge we had.
Other than make well-considered recommendations, they didn’t force anyone to do anything.
Even from 2021, the media routinely referred to the “pandemic” and not the pandemic policies as responsible for learning losses, depression, business failures, and poor economic conditions. This has been deliberate. It’s designed to normalize lockdowns as if they are just something one does to deal with infectious disease, even though lockdowns have no precedent on that scale in the West.
More recently, this denialism has taken a strange turn. Now the people who actually did pull the trigger on the loss of liberty are routinely refusing to admit that they forced anything.
We’ve heard Donald Trump make this claim for a good part of this year. Mr. “I left it to the states” has yet to be publicly confronted with his decisions from March 10, 2020 and throughout the rest of his presidency. Interviewers don’t press him on the subject for fear of having access cut off later. And yet the record is very clear.
Then Anthony Fauci joined in, claiming that he never recommended the lockdowns at all.
But the pandemic of lockdown dentialism has gotten worse, to the point that the head of Health and Human Services plus the head of Occupational Safety and Health Commision are doing the same, even though the Supreme Court actually ruled against their edicts.
Ah, what a difference time and events make.
It gets worse. One of the most imperial and invasive of the governors was Andrew Cuomo of New York. He issued a massive number of edicts that he enforced with police power, including even dictating that bars couldn’t sell drinks alone but also mandating the selling of food, even to the point of spelling out the quantity of food. This resulted in the infamous Cuomo Fries served around the state.